Resumption of Casinos Released in Two Cities in Mexico

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Resumption of Casinos Released in Two Cities in Mexico
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The cities of Los Monchis, in the state of Sinaloa, and Puerto Vallarta, in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, have authorized the return of the operation of casinos and entertainment centers. The move was taken after months of social isolation guidelines as a way to contain the new coronavirus pandemic.

Even so, the casinos in these cities in Mexico will have to respect some rules of distance and security, according to SBC Notícias.

Casinos in Les Monchis will only need to open at 40% of their capacity and limit casino machines to half, according to Omar Mendoza Silva, regional coordinator for the Northern Zone of the State Institute of Civil Protection.

“The filter that is being requested from all companies is the sanitizing mat, an antibacterial gel, the temperature measurement and the ban on access to people with any symptoms related to Covid-19. This is how entry is controlled, but a ban is also established for people over 60 years of age ”, he explained in an interview with SBC Notícias.

In addition, Alejandro Guzmán Larralde, the coordinator of the Economic Office of Jalisco, announced the release for the return of entertainment establishments to the public, such as casinos and cinemas.

“These industries have already spent four and a half months on the edge of the precipice and many of the jobs were at risk, between 5,000 and 8,000 unemployed could have been generated between cinemas and casinos. We couldn’t accept it ”, commented Larralde.

However, casinos in these Mexico cities must follow the times determined by city laws and will not be able to work with catering services for their customers yet. The capacity will be 25% for the game venues, which will also need to decrease the number of machines and tables enabled.

Impact of coronavirus in Mexico

To date, Mexico has recorded about 470,000 confirmed cases of the disease with 313,000 recovered and more than 50,000 deaths. Worldwide, 19.2 million people have already been infected and 718,000 have died.